The College Community School District and the Springville Community School District each have requested special elections for February 2, 2016. College Community is seeking approval to issue $49.5 million in general obligation bonds and will elect a school board member due to a position that is currently filled by appointment. Springville Community is seeking approval to issue $4.7 million in general obligation bonds.
College CSD: Due to the candidate filing period that ends January 8, the start of absentee voting for College Community is not slated to begin until January 14. A separate announcement will be made once ballots are available.
Springville CSD: Ballots are available now for the Springville Community School District.
Below are the three ways for voters of both school districts to participate in this election.
• Vote Absentee By Mail
Request forms may be obtained from www.LinnCountyElections.org or by calling Election Services at 319-892-5300, ext. 1
Request forms can be mailed to 935 2nd St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-2100.
All requests must be received by Friday, January 29 at 5:00 PM.
Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Monday, February 1, 2016.
• Vote Absentee In-Person
Office hours for absentee voting are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Election Services is located at the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids.
In-person voting at satellite locations will be announced at a later date.
• Vote at your polling place on Election Day - Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Voting hours are from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Voting locations are listed below.
Vote Center Locations: College Community School District
Prairie High School 401 76th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
Ely Public Library 1595 Dows St, Ely
Fairfax Public Library 313 Vanderbilt St, Fairfax
Swisher Legion Hall 68 3rd St SE, Swisher
Vote Center Locations: Springville Community School District
Springville Memorial Library 264 Broadway St, Springville
Dates & Deadlines
1/4/2016 Absentee voting may begin for Springville Community School District
1/8/2016 Last day to file nomination papers or withdraw for board vacancy (5 PM)
1/14/2016 Absentee voting may begin for College Community School District
1/22/2016 Last day to pre-register to vote for this election
1/29/2016 Last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed
2/1/2016 Last day to vote absentee (Auditor's Office)
2/2/2016 Election Day
2/9/2016 Canvass of votes (date is optional - either Monday or Tuesday after election)
2/19/2016 Oath of Office required for winner of vacancy (10 days after canvass)
For questions regarding this election, call Linn County Election Services at (319) 892-5300, ext. 1.